Interdisciplinary Training and Leadership Development
CEDD offers a variety of interdisciplinary training programs designed to expand community capacity to address the needs of people with disabilities and their families. CEDD provides pre-service preparation and continuing education programs for students in medicine, nursing, special education, psychology and related fields. Participation by people with disabilities and their family members, who reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of California, is central to ensuring that a personal perspective on disability is included in all of our training programs. We work continuously to improve our training programs, particularly in regards to expanding the racial, ethnic and linguistic diversity and competence of both our faculty and trainees.
Fellowship Program in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
CEDD offers a three year fellowship training program of intensive specialty training in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics.
CEDD offers a one-year intensive specialty training program in serving individuals with developmental disabilities to graduate students in medicine, nursing, special education, psychology, and related fields. Trainees receive instruction and practical experience in training/teaching, community service, research and the translation of research into practical applications. Trainees increase their knowledge of developmental disabilities and exposure to medical, legal, social and policy issues related to disabilities.
Training for medical students
CEDD developed a Special Studies Module on Developmental Disabilities for fourth year medical students, provided through a one month elective. The focus of the program is on the impact of disability and the provision of care to people with developmental and other disabilities. Trainings are co-led by persons with disabilities and family members, and community experiences with persons with disabilities are a key component. Students also participate in clinics serving persons with developmental and other disabilities.